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Highest single-day spike; Covid-19 cases rise to 80 in Nagaland

By Our Reporter Updated: Jun 05, 2020 12:07 am

Our Reporter
Dimapur, May 30 (EMN):
Nagaland reported its highest single-day increase in Covid-19 cases as 22 more returnees from Chennai tested positive on Thursday, taking the total number of active cases in the state to 80.

This was informed by the minister for Health and Family Welfare, S Pangnyu Phom, in a social media update on Thursday morning.

‘Out of the 171 samples tested at NHAK and Dibrugarh, 22 more returnees from Chennai have tested Covid-19 positive,’ the minister tweeted.

In his daily Covid-19 briefing, Home Commissioner Abhijit Sinha informed that all the positive cases were receiving medical care at designated Covid-19 hospitals.

“Till date, a total of 3638 samples have been tested. The results for 1508 samples are awaited. Through the Truenat testing machine, so far, a total of 101 samples have been tested and all are negative. Presently a total of 4642 persons are under facility quarantine,” he said.

The home commissioner also informed that Neiba Kronu, Minister for Planning and Coordination, Land Revenue and Parliamentary Affairs; and Mmhonlumo Kikon, Advisor for IT, Science and Technology and NRE, held a meeting with the district task force of Kohima on Covid-19.

“In the meeting, detailed discussions were held regarding the management of the quarantine centres and the measures that could be taken to further streamline their functioning. The various other issues being faced by the district concerning its preparedness in combating Covid-19 were also deliberated upon,” he said.

Thirty-seven stranded persons from Chhattisgarh and Odisha reached Nagaland by bus on Thursday, Sinha informed.

By Our Reporter Updated: Jun 05, 2020 12:07:43 am